Bedside catheterization of the left ventricle

Jay N. Cohn, Ibrahim M. Khatri, Paul Hamosh

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Left ventricular catheterization at the bedside without the aid of fluoroscopy was accomplished successfully in 38 of 46 acutely ill patients with the use of a specially curved polyethylene catheter introduced percutaneously in the femoral artery. The procedure could be accomplished quickly and with no serious complications. This simplified technique may make left ventricular pressure monitoring a practical diagnostic and therapeutic guide in certain patients with shock.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)66-69
Number of pages4
JournalThe American Journal of Cardiology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1970

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